- Youngster will shave had if Spain win
- Says squad is youthful and wants to triumph
- Wants to focus on football
WHAT HAPPENED? Barcelona's young midfield maestro Pedri has vowed to go bald if Spain capture their second World Cup in Qatar. It's the 19-year-old's first outing at on world football's biggest stage and, should his country go all the way, he'll be making it even more memorable by shaving his head. He also insisted that his primary focus is to play football and refused to be drawn on the issues surrounding the tournament.
WHAT THEY SAID: Speaking to Marca, the Spaniard said: "If we win, I let the hairdresser shave me or do something to me. We have a young team that really wants to do well and win. That is reflected on the pitch in every game we play. Instead of going against our youth, I think it's something that will work for us"
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Pedri has already featured in 14 games for his country and will be joined in Qatar by fellow Barcelona youngster Gavi. Contributing to a Spanish victory would add to Pedri's trophy cabinet, which currently contains a solitary piece of silverware: the 20/21 Copa del Rey
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Why on earth would anyone want to get rid of that head of hair?Getty Images
WHAT NEXT FOR PEDRI? He'll be looking to show his skills off on the world stage when Spain get their World Cup campaign underway against Costa Rica before they take on Germany and Japan in their following group games.